The Delhi Capitals (DC) beat the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 17 runs in Monday’s IPL match on the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Bowling first after successful the toss, three-fers from Liam Livingstone and Arshdeep Singh helped PBKS prohibit DC to 159/7. Nonetheless, Shardul Thakur claimed 4 wickets, whereas spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav chipped in with two every as DC held PBKS to 142/9.
Monday’s win lifted Delhi to fourth place within the desk at 14 factors and boosted their playoff hopes. Punjab, in the meantime, should clinch victory of their final league match to complete on 14 factors. Nonetheless, they’d additionally want lots of different outcomes to go their option to sneak into the highest 4.
PBKS received off to a stable begin within the chase as Jonny Bairstow regarded in nice contact as soon as once more. He struck 4 fours and a six inside the primary 4 overs earlier than Anrich Nortje’s bouncer did the trick for Delhi. Bairstow (28 off 15) top-edged a pacy quick ball to deep sq. leg.
Thakur then struck twice within the final over of the powerplay. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (4) miscued a size ball in direction of backward level. Shikhar Dhawan (19) then nicked a again of a size supply that bounced a bit of further. After six overs, PBKS have been in bother at 54/3.
Issues went from dangerous to worse for PBKS as captain Mayank Agarwal’s poor run with the bat continued. He was bowled for a duck by Axar, making an attempt a lower to a ball that skidded on.
PBKS misplaced half their aspect for 61 when Livingstone (3) charged down the observe to Kuldeep however missed the ball utterly and ended up being stumped. Harpreet Brar (1) was quickly cleaned up by a wrong-un from Kuldeep that discovered its approach by means of the gate.
The normally dependable David Warner dropped two catches however DC’s bowlers stored chipping away. Rishi Dhawan (4) was completed in by an Axar arm ball and cleaned up. The aggressive Jitesh Sharma waged a lone battle for Punjab. He struck three fours and two sixes to present the group faint hopes of a victory.
Sharma’s combating innings, nonetheless, ended on 44 off 34. He tried to smack a Thakur knuckle ball however was caught by Warner, who charged in from long-off and took a wonderful catch, diving ahead.
Kagiso Rabada slammed a six over vast long-on however perished off the very subsequent ball, slogging a slower ball from Thakur to long-off. Rahul Chahar (25* off 24) helped Punjab cut back the margin of defeat.
Livingstone, Arshdeep declare 3 as PBKS prohibit DC to 159/7
Livingstone (3/27) and Arshdeep (3/37) shone with the ball as PBKS restricted DC to 159/7 after successful the toss and bowling first. Mitchell Marsh (63 off 48) once more shone for DC however couldn’t discover a lot help on the different finish.
Punjab made an fascinating resolution to open the bowling with part-time spinner Livingstone. It proved to be a masterstroke as he despatched the in-form Warner again off the primary ball of the match. The left-hander was tempted right into a drive exterior off however solely managed a thick edge to backward level. Sarfaraz Khan was alleged to take strike however Warner determined to face the primary ball on seeing Livingstone come as much as bowl.
Marsh then got here in and smashed Rabada for consecutive sixes within the second over of the innings. Sarfaraz additionally regarded in glorious contact and clubbed left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar for a six and two fours within the third over. He hit three extra fours within the subsequent two overs as Delhi started overcoming Warner’s loss.
Nonetheless, Sarfaraz couldn’t convert his blazing begin. He fell for 32 off 16, miscuing an enormous hit off an Arshdeep slower ball.
Lalit Yadav briefly hung round with Marsh because the duo took Delhi to an honest 86/2 on the midway stage of the innings. Having made 24 although, he turned Arshdeep’s second sufferer. The appropriate-hander was caught in two minds towards a slower bouncer and, in the long run, solely managed to ramp the ball to backward level.
DC sank into additional bother as skipper Rishabh Pant (7) once more threw his wicket away. Having whacked Livingstone for a one-handed six, he was stumped the subsequent ball going for an aimless swish. Livingstone additionally despatched again Rovman Powell (2) because the Delhi big-hitter mistimed a lofted hit to long-off.
Marsh introduced up a affected person fifty by smashing Brar for a boundary. His positive innings ended within the penultimate over when his pick-up shot over midwicket off Rabada ended within the palms of the fielder.
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Livingstone and Arshdeep excelled with the ball for PBKS, claiming three scalps every. Their efforts have been in useless although as, barring Jitesh Sharma, no different batter stood as much as the problem within the chase.
For DC, Marsh’s mature 63 off 48 ensured the group put up a aggressive whole. Thakur then damage Punjab’s chase with figures of 4/36. After dismissing Rajapaksa and Dhawan in a single over, he returned to finish Jitesh’s resistance. Axar (2/14) and Kuldeep (2/14) stored up the strain on Punjab’s batters.
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